Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan | Fact Sheets and Background Information
- Protecting At-risk species on State-owned Aquatic Lands
DNR is drafting an Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) to ensure that as we carry out our management activities, we are protecting species at risk from environmental threats.
- Caring for Washington's nearshore Environments
Balancing aquatic lands use with protecting valuable ecosystems. DNR has updated some of its leasing policies to better care for nearshore habitat. Why the focus on the nearshore?
- DNR's guidance on the use of treated wood
DNR manages leases for various types of uses on state-owned aquatic lands, including overwater and in-water structures. This fact sheet specifically addresses the use of treated wood on state-owned aquatic lands.
Aquatic Lands Habitat Management Tool
DNR is developing a mapping tool to help identify important aquatic habitats to conserve and protect in Washington state. The tool will assist us in complying with the Endangered Species Act and in achieving the goals laid out in our Aquatic Lands HCP. The following two fact sheets provide more information. The second fact sheet is geared more for a technical audience.
Species Covered in the Aquatic Lands HCP
Note: Many of the factsheets for the species listed below are under development. Links will be added as they are completed.
- Amphibians and reptiles
- Black tern (Chlidonias niger)
- Common loon
- Harlequin duck
- Marbled murrelet
- Western snowy plover